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ramp up

To increase. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ramp" and "up." Ever since that break-in, they've really ramped up security at the office. You need to seriously ram up your study efforts if you want to get an A on this exam.
See also: up

ramp up

v.
To increase the volume, amount, or rate of something: The factory must ramp up production due to increased demand for its products. I added a new card to my computer memory to ramp it up.
See also: up
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If you have older curb ramps that do not comply with contemporary standards, and have steep surfaces or areas where traffic can cross from side flare, carefully consider your options.
If the ramp is slow or balky, it could be a sign of hydraulic problems.
In the years since, this effort has grown into The Texas Ramp Project, with thousands of ramps built by a network of volunteers across the state.
I'd like to thank Jason Spears for hooking up the Skatelite, Paul Covey for donating all of the wood from his old ramp, and my buddy Ryan Corrigan for taking time out of his schedule to build the ramp for me.
That's especially hard when Shaun soars off tall ramps.
Inter- and intra-agency planning and readiness for implementing ramp management strategies
The machine has a dual-switch station, which allows the operator to pour offline for pretotyping without interrupting the RAMP production line.
The seamlessness and continuity of the ramp finds a clear echo in the choice and use of materials.
The former wooden ramp at St Nicholas Park was removed because of vandalism and a new metal-based frame has now been installed.
They had to be towed over 600 meters from the ship's ramp to the staging area.
He was reversing a lawn tractor out of a pickup truck when the machine dislodged the two planks he had been using as a ramp.
Stepless[TM] by Guldmann has launched the new Excellent Ramp System, which can quickly, economically and easily be assembled to fit any ramp requirement.
Ask Tom and Margaret Barbeau of Minneapolis about the attractive, deck-like ramp and step system that leads up to their back door, and you'll hear, "awesome", "amazing", "couldn't live without them
There is also a miniature bulldozer type vehicle with tracks which permit wheelchair users to climb stairs and White, Szeto, and Hogan (1980) designed a trough-shaped ramp with telescoping articulating control rods which allows wheelchair users to climb curbs and other single steps up to eight inches high.